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  • Iraqi Officials Say US Aid Drops to Dying Yazidis Exploding Uselessly on Impact

    08/11/2014 7:21:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/11/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    This comes from a UK journalist embedded with the Iraqi military. I wouldn’t treat it as final. Some other reports really raise questions about the 70% number and even the quotes in his own account don’t lead me to believe that such a huge number have died.But it’s safe to say that quite a few are dead. Mount Sinjar stinks of death. The few Yazidis who have managed to escape its clutches can tell you why. “Dogs were eating the bodies of the dead,” said Haji Khedev Haydev, 65, who ran through the lines of Islamic State jihadists surrounding it.On...
  • Millions of Europeans Require Red Cross Food Aid

    03/12/2013 4:47:43 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 21 replies
    European Union families and individuals are increasingly reliant on charity organizations like the Red Cross for basic needs like food, water and shelter. While Germany is relatively unaffected, unemployment and austerity in countries like Spain make the problem even more severe. Two-thirds of national Red Cross societies within the European Union distribute food aid -- a sign that the economic crisis in Europe has an alarming effect on poverty. Yves Daccord, Director-General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, said that the scope of food distribution is the highest since the end of World War II. The Spanish Red...
  • Department of Defense setting up free, emergency gas stations in NYC metro area

    11/03/2012 9:41:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 114 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/3/12 | AP
    Gov. Cuomo says the Department of Defense will set up emergency mobile fuel stations at five locations around the New York City metro area. Free gasoline will be distributed, with a 10-gallon per-person limit, Cuomo announced at a briefing today.
  • Obama Offers To Assist Earthquake-Stricken Japan

    03/11/2011 9:44:00 AM PST · by edpc · 19 replies
    AP via MPR News ^ | 11 Mar 2011 | Julie Pace
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama voiced condolences to Japan Friday for the people who perished in a massive earthquake, saying the United States "stands ready to help" in any way it can. At the same time, Obama said in a statement that his administration will "continue to closely monitor tsunamis around Japan and the Pacific going forward" and he directed the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be ready to help if U.S. states or territories are struck.
  • Breaking: Japan requests cooperation from U.S. military after quake

    03/11/2011 4:53:59 AM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 44 replies
    Kyodo ^ | 3/11/11 | Self
    All I have at the moment, from the Kyodo site: BREAKING NEWS: Japan requests cooperation from U.S. military after quake.
  • Franklin Graham Returns to Haiti (with Sarah Palin--Pics!)

    12/11/2010 12:10:27 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 110 replies · 3+ views
    Samaritan's Purse Today ^ | December 11, 2010 | Samaritan's Purse
    Samaritans Purse President Franklin Graham returned to Haiti today to survey our work with cholera patients, hand deliver Operation Christmas Child shoe box gifts to hurting children, visit shelter communities we built in the aftermath of the January earthquake, tour our rubble removal activities, and debrief with staff on water, sanitation, shelter, targeted feeding, training programs, and 2011 needs. Samaritans Purse teams have been working in Haiti since the country was devastated by a deadly earthquake in January. Still struggling to recover from the quake, the Haitian people have more recently suffered from the growing cholera epidemic that has already...
  • Palin to Haiti with Graham

    12/09/2010 6:44:27 PM PST · by Josh Painter · 83 replies · 5+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/9/10 at 7:14 PM EST | Andy Barr
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is heading to Haiti this weekend with evangelist Franklin Graham, a Palin source confirmed to POLITICO. Palin and Graham will visit a cholera clinic in addition to other stops, as was first reported by CNN. The Haiti visit was the second foreign trip to surface Thursday. Palin is also planning possible visits next year to Israel and Britain. The Haiti trip could serve two distinct political purposes for Palin. First, it provides an opportunity to expand her image and policy portfolio beyond her limited image as a darling of the tea party movement. Second, she'll...
  • Haiti earthquake: Voodoo high priest claims aid monopolised by Christians....

    Haiti's voodoo high priest has claimed believers have been discriminated against by evangelical Christians who are monopolising aid sent to the earthquake-stricken country.... Max Beauvoir, Haiti's "supreme master" of voodoo, alleged his faith's opponents had deliberately prevented much-needed help from reaching followers of the religion, which blends the traditional beliefs of West African slaves with Roman Catholicism. "The evangelicals are in control and they take everything for themselves," he claimed. "They have the advantage that they control the airport where everything is stuck. They take everything they get to their own people and that's a shame Christians have also been...
  • The Next Wave - 400 tons of emergency supplies and equipment arrives in Haiti

    01/31/2010 7:45:28 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Samaritan's Purse ^ | January 30, 2010
    January 30, 2010 A barge carrying 400 tons (800,000 pounds)of Samaritans Purse emergency relief supplies arrived in Haiti on Friday. An assortment of heavy equipment was also on board, including a bulldozer, dump trucks, skid loaders, and flatbed trucks to help with debris removal, access clearing, hauling, and other difficult tasks.One of the first things I want to do is help rebuild secure perimeters around churches to help them be established as distribution points for the community, said Ken Isaacs, the vice president of projects for Samaritans Purse. One of the first jobs well tackle with the excavator is...
  • Army Guard Prepares for Role in Haiti

    01/25/2010 5:13:21 PM PST · by cll · 10 replies · 403+ views
    National Guard Bureau through dvids ^ | 1/25/2010 | SSG John Soucy
    ARLINGTON, Va. As humanitarian relief continues in Haiti, the Army National Guard stands ready to provide personnel and equipment to support the mission, senior Army Guard officials said today. "We stand by ready, willing and able to assist as soon as they sort out what the requirements are and what they want the Army Guard to fill," said Army Col. David Aycock, deputy chief of staff of operations for the Army Guard. Currently, a Puerto Rico Army National Guard unit is the only Army Guard unit participating in relief operations in Haiti. "The Puerto Rico Army National Guard with...
  • People still being plucked alive from Haitian rubble

    01/23/2010 3:23:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 338+ views
    Euronews.net ^ | Jan 23 10
    Despite days trapped under rubble in searing heat, rescue teams are still pulling people out alive from beneath the concrete of Port-au-Prince. An Israeli relief team managed to bring out a 22-year-old man suffering from dehydration. Earlier an 84-year-old woman was saved from certain death after being retrieved from a wrecked building. (Video at link.)
  • [Video Report] Survivors continue to be found alive amid Haitian rubble

    01/20/2010 8:34:08 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 353+ views
    Euronews.net ^ | Jan 20 10
    Rescue workers scouring the wreckage of the devastated Haitian capital are still pulling people alive from the rubble, more than a week after quake struck. A young woman was extracted from a ruined supermarket by the combined efforts of teams from Turkey, France and Haiti. One rescue worker spoke of the thrill of finding someone alive after all this time:
  • Haiti Medics Operating Without Anaesthetic

    01/18/2010 11:12:05 AM PST · by GonzoII · 3 replies · 430+ views
    Sky News ^ | Monday January 18, 2010 | Stuart Ramsay, Chief correspondent, Leogane, Haiti
    Medical staff in Haiti have been forced to carry out operations without anaesthetic as they waited for assistance in treating those injured in the earthquake. The desperation in the town of Leogane should not be under-estimated. To the west of Port-au-Prince, it was at the epicentre of the earthquake. Incredible as it may seem 90% of the buildings collapsed in just seven seconds. Medicine Sans Frontiers has just arrived. They are trying to treat last Tuesday's injuries today. Until now nobody has made it to the town. The screams of a little girl echo in the make-shift surgery that has...
  • Haiti: Aid still slow to reach earthquake survivors

    01/18/2010 10:38:58 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies · 349+ views
    Euronews.net ^ | Jan 18 2010
    America is to send 2,200 extra troops to Haiti to help with security and the distribution of food and water to earthquake survivors. Massive amounts of aid have been promised. Massive amounts have arrived at Port au Prince airport. But nearly a week after the tremor, desperately needed supplies are only just beginning to reach those who need it most. (Video at link)
  • After a Day of Deliveries, US Ship Runs Out of Aid (Carl Vinson in Haiti becalmed by bureaucracy)

    01/16/2010 6:06:39 AM PST · by kristinn · 125 replies · 5,422+ views
    AFP ^ | Saturday, January 16, 2010 | Daphne Benoit
    ABOARD THE USS CARL VINSON Helicopters sit ready to go from this US aircraft carrier off Haiti, but there's a problem: after a day of frantic aid runs there is simply nothing left to deliver. Aboard the warship some 3,500 US military personnel have been coordinating the flights of 19 US helicopters carrying aid since early morning. SNIP In less than 12 hours, helicopters from the USS Carl Vinson made some 20 trips to scout the ravaged landscape and deliver items that were originally intended for the ship's crew. Among the supplies dropped off were thousands of bottles of...
  • Gates rules out airdropping aid for fear of riots

    01/15/2010 6:23:42 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 62 replies · 2,125+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 16, 2010 | By Jeff Schogol,
    ARLINGTON, Va. Top defense officials have ruled out airdropping food, water and medical supplies over Haiti, fearing that chaos would be the unintended result. It seems to me that without having any structure on the ground, in terms of distribution, that an airdrop is simply going to lead to riots as people try and go after that stuff, said Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday. On Thursday, an Air Force official said that a lack of fuel and equipment was slowing air operations at the Port-au-Prince airport. The first of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinsons 19 helicopters have...
  • Salvation Army Mobilizing Personnel, Resources to Aid with Haiti Relief

    01/15/2010 7:34:02 AM PST · by GunsAndBibles · 20 replies · 623+ views
    Salvation Army ^ | 1/13/2010 | GunsAndBibles
    Alexandria, VA (January 13, 2010) The Salvation Army is mobilizing resources and personnel to assist with the international relief effort in Haiti following a severe earthquake Tuesday that damaged much of the countrys infrastructure, housing and commercial buildings. The Salvation Army has had a presence in Haiti since 1950 and currently operates schools, clinics, a hospital, feeding programs, children's homes and church-related activities spread across two major facilities in Port au Prince, close to the epicenter of the earthquake and at other locations in the country. One of the facilities, or compounds as it is referred to, includes a...
  • Puerto Rico responds to earthquake devastation in Haiti

    01/14/2010 6:22:04 AM PST · by rrstar96 · 4 replies · 711+ views
    Puerto Rico Daily Sun ^ | January 14, 2010 | Xavira Neggers Crescioni
    As the island mobilized to help Haiti, Interim Gov. Kenneth McClintock sent three military helicopters and two C-130 cargo airplanes from the Puerto Rico Air National Guard filled with emergency personnel and equipment to aid the neighboring Caribbean nation, which was devastated by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake Tuesday evening. Since this morning I have been in contact with United Nations Special Envoy to Haiti Bill Clinton and Haitian Consul General in Miami Ralph Latourtude to put Puerto Rico at Haitis service, McClintock said during a news conference to announce various collection centers where local residents can make donations of water,...
  • Catastrophic Earthquake Hits Haiti [Samaritan's Purse]

    01/14/2010 9:30:22 PM PST · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 10 replies · 631+ views
    Samaritan's Purse ^ | 1/14/10 | Samaritan's Purse
    The first Samaritans Purse cargo plane arrived in Haiti Wednesday with emergency relief supplies for victims of the massive earthquake that rocked the country on Tuesday. The initial shipment included shelter material, hygiene kits, and water purification kits, as well as members of our disaster response team. Our team is comprised of veterans of many disaster responses, but even they were shocked by what they encountered when they arrived. The streets are full of people that have no home to go back to, said Dr. David Gettle, medical advisor. Theyre running out of food, fuel, and water. The situation is...
  • MTV, Clooney team up for Haiti telethon

    01/14/2010 8:55:23 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 12 replies · 545+ views
    ABC.net ^ | Jan 14, 2010 | ABC/ Rueters
    Print Email Share Add to My Stories MTV, Clooney team up for Haiti telethon Posted 6 hours 34 minutes ago Updated 6 hours 2 minutes ago George Clooney George Clooney will host the January 22 event. (Getty Images: Francois Durand) * Related Story: Wyclef Jean in Haiti aid appeal MTV says it is working with George Clooney to stage a telethon for Haitian earthquake relief. It will be held on January 22. A representative for the music television network says finer details are still being worked out. Host Clooney is expected to be joined by as yet unnamed movie and...
  • Haiti aid groups ask companies for cash, not goods

    01/14/2010 4:42:35 PM PST · by SJackson · 43 replies · 1,315+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-14-10
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Aid groups asked companies to donate cash to help earthquake relief efforts in Haiti instead of supplies like clothing and tents that they cannot distribute yet because of the devastation. World Relief groups are trying to address immediate needs such as clean water and medical supplies, and also are trying to keep airspace around Haiti clear for those needs. Planes full of supplies headed to the Port-au-Prince airport on Thursday, but they arrived faster than ground crews could unload them. Aviation authorities had to restrict non-military flights from U.S. airspace because they feared the planes would...
  • Clooney Organizing Telethon for Haiti (Smug Alert)

    01/14/2010 5:51:50 PM PST · by kristinn · 19 replies · 1,086+ views
    Variety ^ | Thursday, January 14, 2010 | Jon Weisman
    SMUG ALERT!George Clooney is leading an effort to organize a Jan. 22 primetime telethon to raise money for aid to victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The details of the telethon were in the embryonic stage as of Thursday afternoon, but the existing plan is for it to air from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern. MTV Networks said it is collaborating with Clooney on the telethon, and HBO and CBS confirmed they are on board.
  • Israel Rushes Humanitarian Aid, IDF Rescue Units To Haiti, Opens Facebook Group

    01/14/2010 9:46:56 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 10 replies · 803+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 13, 2010 | By Joel Leyden
    Jerusalem ---- January 13, 2010 Within minutes of a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake slamming the Caribbean nation of Haiti, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had instructed the Israel Defense, Foreign Affairs and Public Security ministries to urgently administer humanitarian aid. Haiti President Rene Preval has stated that over 100,000 people had been killed. I believe that we are well over 100,000. I hope that is not true because I hope people had the time to get out. We have so many people in the street and we dont know exactly where they were living. But there are so many buildings,...
  • Haiti Relief (Vanity)

    01/14/2010 11:52:55 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 60 replies · 1,256+ views
    Watching the ongoing relief efforst on TV, it is frustrating to know that people deserately need the basics and will probably not get them for days. The officials are offloading everything at the airport andit is stacking up. I am no expert, but IMO we need to be doing a 2 pronged approach to this disaster, and airstyle-type drop of World War II combined with the precise relief we are seeing set up on television. But why they are not doing the airdrops is beyond me. The peeople need the basics such as water and crackers and these could beeasily...
  • LDS Church continues Haitian relief efforts

    01/14/2010 10:18:32 AM PST · by svcw · 194 replies · 2,002+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Scott Taylor
    Islamic Relief USA officials announced Wednesday they were flying $1 million of aid to Haiti in cooperation with the LDS Church.
  • Donating For Haiti Earthquake Relief Via Catholic Relief Services

    01/14/2010 9:31:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 15 replies · 571+ views
    http://crs.org/ ^ | January 14, 2010 | Biggirl
    Helping out those affected by earthquake in Haiti via Catholic Relief Services.
  • An Easy way to donate for Haiti releif efforts

    01/14/2010 9:20:56 AM PST · by mpackard · 29 replies · 1,021+ views
    Red Cross ^ | 01/14/2010 | Red Cross
    I dont know if this has been posted..... As a Katrina survivor I will tell you that the Red Cross and The Salvation Army were heros... You can text the word Haiti to 90999 to donate $10.00 to the relief efforts. I intend to donate much more than this but I found this to be a very convenient way to do something.
  • Obama: Haiti Is A "Top Priority"

    01/14/2010 8:04:51 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 30 replies · 1,083+ views
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/14/10 | Friends of Ours
    Obama this morning announced that "the U.S. response to the disaster in Haiti will require 'every element of our national capacity,' including military and civilian forces, to deliver aid" as reported by Roger Runningen and Hans Nichols for Bloomberg: The president, making a statement at the White House, said he told government agency and department heads that rescue and relief efforts in Haiti "must be a top priority." The U.S. will put $100 million into relief efforts, Obama said. Spreading generosity and compassion thoughout the world is all well and good but what about making the disasterous American economy --...
  • In Haiti, It's U.S. To The Rescue Again

    01/14/2010 7:10:42 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 43 replies · 1,444+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/13/10 | Editorial
    Disaster Relief: Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti was its worst since 1770, leaving the capital in ruins and a death toll that may top 100,000. But help is on its way, and it's America leading the effort. Our tiny tragic neighbor was already in bad shape when the 7.0 earthquake struck the capital of Port-au-Prince. It wasn't just any 7.0 quake, as if that were not bad enough, but a shallow one, meaning it shook harder. Worse still, it hit the most populated area of the country, where 3 million of the country's 9 million citizens live and left thousands...
  • To the nightmare of Haiti, the Americans are coming

    01/13/2010 11:20:05 PM PST · by bogusname · 36 replies · 1,468+ views
    CFP ^ | January 13, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    In the nightmare of Haiti, Americans were first to respond just as Americans have always responded, recession-bound or not. This is the giving spirit of America in action. Not waiting for anyone else, just doing what is necessary to help, without boasts, without expecting anything back. Simply America. America has always been there for others and always will be. Even a falling-in-the-polls President Obama whose conduct since election has been to belittle the spirit of America and its people is cashing in today on that generosity, promising to a shocked and grief stricken people his unwavering support and a swift...
  • Special Tactic Airmen provide humanitarian relief to Haiti

    01/14/2010 7:40:16 AM PST · by Terrence DoGood · 19 replies · 1,063+ views
    US Air Force Special Operations Command ^ | 13 January 2010 | by Senior Airman David Salanitri
    Capability One, Airfield "We are scheduled to be among the first people on the ground over there and we don't know the extent of damage done to the airfield," said Major Daniels. "Our goal is to have the airfield ready to take on full traffic by tonight. We bring our own lights and communication equipment so we are prepared." In addition to opening up the International Airport at Port-au-Prince, combat controllers are trained to survey other areas to look for potential airdrop and landing zones so other cargo and personnel can be accepted into the country if required. Capability Two,...
  • Catholic Response : Advice To Pastors On How To Help Haiti

    01/13/2010 2:27:25 PM PST · by Jihadi Du Jour · 8 replies · 483+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 1/13/10 | Joseph Speranzella SFO
    PAPAL APPEAL FOLLOWING EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI VATICAN CITY, 13 JAN 2010 (VIS) - At the end of today's general audience, held in the Paul VI Hall, the Pope launched an appeal "for the dramatic situation currently being experienced in Haiti". "I invite everyone to join my prayers to the Lord for the victims of this catastrophe and for those who mourn their loss. I give assurances of my spiritual closeness to people who have lost their homes and to everyone who, in various ways, has been affected by this terrible calamity, imploring God to bring them consolation and relief in...
  • Why Hurricane Katrina Looms Over Obama's Relief Efforts in Haiti (another bash Bush piece)

    01/13/2010 2:58:47 PM PST · by tobyhill · 22 replies · 938+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/13/2010 | Howard Fineman
    The gods of politics have an ironic sense of justice. They can force a president to confront more complex versions of the very problems we thought we had solved by electing him. As you judge, so shall you be judged: sometimes there is an almost mathematical precision to it. Just ask President Barack Obama. Elected to end the war in Iraq, he finds himself deep in a metastasizing war against Al Qaeda and its allies in Afghanistan and, perhaps, elsewhere. Elected to bring America out of a recession, he now has to deal with our dwindling role in a global...
  • America's Exceptional Benevolence

    01/13/2010 1:28:07 PM PST · by jazminerose · 3 replies · 322+ views
    www.joytiz.com ^ | 1/13/10 | Joy Tiz
    Americans are the most generous people on earth; show us a natural disaster, and we cant whip our checkbooks out quickly enough. We overload online servers trying to get our donations in. Note: this is true only of normal Americans. Liberals, Obama included, are notoriously stingy when it comes to charitable giving when it involves their own money. What people resent is being forced to give up their hard-earned income to support those who choose not to participate in what we refer to as work. Socialism mandates surrendering enormous control over our lives to a powerful centralized government in the...
  • First Aerial Images of Haiti, Fears that Hundreds of Thousands May Have died in Haiti's Earthquake!

    01/13/2010 12:41:26 PM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 13 replies · 2,026+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 1-13-10 | James
    It is a troubling and sad day as we learn that hundreds of thousands may have died in Haiti's most recent Earthquake. Let us remember the families in our prayers. Here are some websites which will aid in your support of this disaster: Haiti911.com http://earthquake.haiti911.com/ The Haiti Emergency Relief Fund http://www.haitiaction.net/About/HERF/HERF.html
  • Church Response to Haiti Earthquake [LDS Caucus]

    01/13/2010 12:42:02 PM PST · by TheDon · 15 replies · 630+ views
    We express our sympathy and prayers on behalf of the citizens of Haiti following the recent devastating earthquake. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is immediately shipping humanitarian relief, including personal hygiene kits and supplies for newborns. Efforts are underway to determine further humanitarian response in coordination with government and disaster relief organizations. Donations for relief efforts can be made at http://give.lds.org/emergencyresponse. All missionaries serving in the country are safe, and we continue efforts to account for Church members in the area.
  • Marines, Sailors Bring Aid to Philippines

    10/02/2009 3:52:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 352+ views
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP BUTLER, Japan, Oct. 2, 2009 The U.S. military is providing critically needed disaster-relief supplies to mitigate suffering and prevent further loss of life in the wake of Tropical Storm Ketsana, which struck the Philippines on Sept. 25. "Marines and sailors are working with the Philippine government to rapidly deliver humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to the areas the Philippine government deems most in need," said Marine Corps Lt. Col. Douglas Powell, spokesman for the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force. U.S. military personnel are delivering relief supplies to remote areas by way of air and ground, providing...
  • American Samoa Relief Efforts Continue

    10/02/2009 3:55:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 478+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2009 The medical support situation in American Samoa has stabilized amid ongoing U.S. relief efforts after a massive tsunami devastated the area this week, a Defense Department official said today. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kimo McKee, Hawaii Air National Guard loadmaster, directs the loading of humanitarian aid supplies into a C-17 Globemaster III bound for American Samoa to assist in relief efforts in the wake of tsunamis triggered by Sept. 29, 2009, undersea earthquake. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Meares(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Medical triage, casualty care, shelter and bedding...
  • Madonna Donates To Italy Earthquake Victims

    04/08/2009 1:15:43 PM PDT · by LottieDah · 26 replies · 1,013+ views
    Pop superstar Madonna has reached out to the victims of the recent earthquake in Italy - donating a substantial sum to the ongoing rescue effort in area where her "ancestors" are from. The country's Abruzzo region was struck by tremors on Monday, killing over 200 people. The town of Pacentro, where Madonna's paternal grandparents lived until 1919, was severely affected by the disaster, prompting the region's mayor to appeal to the singer for help. And Madonna has responded by donating a $500,000 (345,000) sum to the relief effort, according to People.com. The star says in a statement, "I am happy...
  • U.S. Offers $ 50,000 in aid for earthquake (Italy)

    04/07/2009 2:17:14 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 70 replies · 3,311+ views
    Breitbart ^ | April 6, 2009 | unk.
    The United States said Monday it would donate 50,000 dollars in emergency aid to Italy after a powerful earthquake killed at least 100 people.
  • US gives 50,000 dlrs for quake-hit Italy

    04/06/2009 1:02:42 PM PDT · by devere · 52 replies · 2,459+ views
    AFP ^ | April 6, 2009 | AFP staff
    The United States said Monday it would donate 50,000 dollars in emergency aid to Italy after a powerful earthquake killed at least 100 people. "We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed in the earthquake. Our embassy in Rome will provide 50,000 (dollars) in emergency relief funding," State Department spokesman Robert Wood told reporters. Italian authorities told the United States they did not need rescue teams, Wood said. President Barack Obama earlier offered his condolences on a visit to Turkey and voiced hope that the United States could send rescuers. The earthquake killed at least 100 people...
  • Obama Provides Emergency Funds for Gaza ReliefFunds go to United Nations relief agencies

    01/31/2009 12:44:02 PM PST · by shielagolden · 33 replies · 1,153+ views
    america.gov/ ^ | 01/30/09 | Merle D. Kellerhals, Jr.
    Obama Provides Emergency Funds for Gaza Relief Funds go to U.N. relief agencies and Red Cross Washington President Obama authorized the use of $20.3 million in emergency funding for immediate humanitarian assistance to Palestinian refugees and conflict victims in the Gaza Strip, the U.S. State Department said. The announcement follows remarks by U.S. Middle East special envoy George Mitchell, who said, President Obama has expressed the deep concern of the United States about the loss of Palestinian life and the humanitarian needs in Gaza at a briefing in Ramallah in the West Bank on January 29. Mitchell is on...
  • The Cuban 'Katrina'

    09/18/2008 5:37:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 187+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 18, 2008
    Cuba: Fidel Castro rejected two U.S. aid offers following major hurricanes. After lecturing us about "dignity," he then revealed his real game: to extract U.S. policy concessions and cash by using suffering as a wedge.nstead of accepting $5 million in no-strings U.S. aid as the island reels from terrible hurricanes, Castro used the disasters as an opportunity to demand a suspension of the U.S. trade embargo, while doing nothing to lighten his dictatorship. Pretty nervy. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, on a visit to IBD this week, called the two hurricanes that blew through earlier this month "Cuba's Katrina" and described...
  • Baptists gear up to 500,000 meals a day (Evil Southern Baptists at it again).

    09/16/2008 6:56:46 PM PDT · by comps4spice · 37 replies · 385+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | Sept. 16, 2008 | Mike Ebert
    HOUSTON (BP)--About 1,500 Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are setting up units in Texas and were expected to be operational by the end of the day Tuesday to serve victims of Hurricane Ike. The primary focus of the efforts currently is food preparation, with 39 kitchen units on site in the state. The American Red Cross has asked Southern Baptists to be ready to prepare up to 375,000 hot meals a day, while the Salvation Army has requested 125,000 meals a day, bringing the total to 500,000. In addition to the 39 feeding units, more than 40 other types of...
  • Politicians, FEMA blame each other for relief missteps

    09/15/2008 12:47:42 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 17 replies · 349+ views
    It didn't take long for the finger-pointing to begin. The Federal Emergency Management Agency came under fire Sunday as emergency workers were left undernourished and dozens of trucks of water and food had yet to be set up at distribution centers around Houston and surrounding communities.
  • Cuba seeks to buy US materials for Ike recovery

    09/11/2008 11:38:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 388+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/11/08 | Anita Snow - ap
    HAVANA Cuba has turned down U.S. storm relief handouts, but is asking for trade restrictions to be lifted so it can buy American materials to assist in its recovery from Hurricane Ike, officials said Thursday. "Cuba hasn't asked the United States government to give it anything," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement ...
  • Canadian Forces Continue Assistance with U.S. Hurricane Response Efforts

    09/02/2008 12:45:39 PM PDT · by Clive · 20 replies · 524+ views
    DND/Canadian Forces ^ | 2008-09-01 | (press release)
    News ReleaseCanadian Forces Continue Assistance with U.S. Hurricane Response EffortsNR#08.008 - September 1, 2008OTTAWA - The Government of Canada, in response to a request from the United States Government, deployed additional aircraft today to Florida to assist with search and rescue efforts in the wake of Hurricane Gustav. Two CC-130 Hercules aircraft deployed from 14 Wing, Greenwood, N.S. and 17 Wing, Winnipeg, to provide assistance with the next phase of hurricane relief efforts. The two planes were sent to the United States under the provisions of the Civil Assistance Plan as part of Operation UNIFY, the official designation for the...
  • Cindy McCain and Laura Bush, Day One of RNC

    09/02/2008 3:43:26 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 32 replies · 370+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo news ^ | September 1,2008
    Cindy McCain (L), wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and U.S. first lady Laura Bush appear in front of a screen appealing for relief for victims of Hurricane Gustav at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 1, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)
  • 2008 Republican National Convention Launches First Day of Hurricane Relief Effort

    09/01/2008 4:09:11 PM PDT · by flyfree · 17 replies · 310+ views
    2008 Republican National Convention Launches First Day of Hurricane Relief Effort SAINT PAUL, MN -- Today, the 2008 Republican National Convention launched the first day of its Hurricane Gustav Relief Effort. The effort includes the formation of a center where volunteers will assemble and send 80,000 "comfort packages," a text message alert system, and a comprehensive effort to encourage Americans to donate to charities identified by the five Gulf Coast governors. These efforts augment the steps that the convention announced yesterday, which included the formation of the Affected States Working Group and the establishment of an Affected States Information...
  • Canada sends aid ahead of Gustav

    08/31/2008 6:35:33 PM PDT · by Clive · 31 replies · 684+ views
    Canwest News Service via National Post | 2008-08-31
    A Canadian Forces C-17 carrying a military medical team and emergency supplies was expected to arrive from CFB Trenton Sunday to assist U.S. forces preparing for Hurricane Gustav, which is expected to hit land here as early as Monday with a force comparable to the devastating Hurricane Katrina. The massive Globemaster left CFB Trenton at 12:42 p.m. Sunday afternoon bound for Louisiana, where thousands of people in New Orleans and across the U.S. Gulf Coast fled their homes as Hurricane Gustav barrelled through the Gulf of Mexico packing a punch potentially as powerful as Katrina, the storm that devastated the...